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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Keep Victoria Beautiful assists with Texas Zoo beautification project

Two people work in a flowerbed at the Texas Zoo sign surrounded by potted plants

Larry and Cheryl Clark, volunteers with the Victoria County Master Gardeners Association, help to replant a flowerbed during a Sept. 11 beautification project at The Texas Zoo. Volunteers with Keep Victoria Beautiful, the Victoria County Master Gardeners ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Appliance Pro earns City beautification award

Group photo with KVB sign in front of Appliance Pro. Flowering plants and trees are visible.

PHOTO #1: Keep Victoria Beautiful staff and Appliance Pro leadership and employees pose for a photo Sept. 7 at Appliance Pro, 2401 E. Mockingbird Lane, with KVB’s Business Beautification Award traveling sign. Appliance Pro received the Business Beautifica...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: September 7, 2021

Keep Victoria Beautiful receives grant for restoration of public flowerbeds

Parking lot near Utility Billing Office. Traffic islands with dead grass.

PHOTO #1: Keep Victoria Beautiful received a $3,000 grant from Keep Texas Beautiful to fund the replanting of flowerbeds at 700 Main Center.

PHOTO #2: This traffic island near the Utility Billing Office at 700 Main Center is barren after Winter Storm Uri.

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 23, 2021

Community Appearance Division plants seeds of civic pride

Three people in safety vests dig holes and plant flowers near a decorative sign.

Note: This article originally appeared in the August issue of Texas Town & City, published by the Texas Municipal League.

By Sam Hankins, City of Victoria communications specialist

PHOTO #1: From left, Joseph Vargas, Korey Parks and Jackie Yates, with t...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 4, 2021

Frost Bank earns City beautification award

Group of people, some in business attire, pose with KVB sign near Frost Bank sign and landscaping.

PHOTO #1: Keep Victoria Beautiful staff and Frost Bank executives and employees pose for a photo Aug. 3 at Frost Bank, 7602 N. Navarro St., with KVB’s Business Beautification Award traveling sign. Frost Bank received the Business Beautification Award for ...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Keep Victoria Beautiful to host citywide Fall Sweep

People in yellow safety vests in a parking lot gather trash grabbers and other supplies

PHOTO #1: Residents gather cleaning supplies July 17 at Lone Tree Creek Park at the start of a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful.

PHOTO #2: Residents pick up trash July 17 at Lone Tree Creek Park during a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful.

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: July 9, 2021

Vela Farms earns City beautification award

Five people pose with a sign that reads "Keep Victoria Beautiful Beautification Award."

Vela Farms, 221 S. Main St., received the Keep Victoria Beautiful Business Beautification Award for the month of July. The award is given monthly to recognize businesses that help to beautify the Victoria community through property upkeep, landscaping and...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: May 25, 2021

City partners with TxDOT for future beautification on Loop

Flowerbed with low decorative brick wall and trees in the background

PHOTO #1: A concept rendering shows the proposed design for new landscaping on Loop 463 near Navarro Street.

PHOTO #2: An upcoming TxDOT beautification project on Loop 463 will extend from 0.02 miles west of U.S. Highway 77 (Navarro Street) to 0.7 miles ea...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Keep Victoria Beautiful invites residents to clean up highway

People in orange and yellow safety vests walk along loop near IHOP with trash bags collecting trash

PHOTO: City of Victoria employees and community members pick up trash along Loop 463 during an Adopt-a-Highway cleanup Feb. 8, 2020.

Residents can play a role in keeping Victoria beautiful by signing up for the City of Victoria/Keep Victoria Beautiful Adop...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: April 6, 2021

Keep Victoria Beautiful launches Business Beautification Award

Sign with KVB logo reads "Beautification Award. Thank you for making a difference in our communit

PHOTO: Winners of Keep Victoria Beautiful’s monthly Business Beautification Award will receive a traveling yard sign to display in front of their businesses.

Residents who’d like to recognize Victoria businesses that go the extra mile to keep their propert...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: December 8, 2020

City spruces up Street of Ten Friends historical marker

Large wooden hanging Street of Ten Friends sign is surrounded by flowers and shrubbery

PHOTO #1: The Street of Ten Friends sign at the corner of North and Main streets was recently renovated by the City of Victoria.

PHOTO #2: From left, Benjamin Anthony Treviño and Chris Ceballos, with the City of Victoria Building Services, hang the restore...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: November 25, 2020

Keep Victoria Beautiful seeks volunteers for beautification event

KVB_Final Logo

Keep Victoria Beautiful is seeking volunteers to help with the organization’s first community-led beautification event since its revival and integration with the City earlier this year.

“We’d like to host these types of events on a regular basis going forw...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: September 22, 2020

Environmental Services reschedules Monday pickups

A Solid Waste truck collects residential recycling in Victoria.

PHOTO: A Solid Waste truck collects residential recycling in Victoria.

Residents who are normally scheduled for trash, recycling and yard waste collection Monday will have an adjusted schedule this week only. 

  • Trash will be collected on Wednesday, ...
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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 31, 2020

City of Victoria initiates beautification at water plant

Clean, pale-colored water tanks

PHOTO #1: The water tanks at Water Pumping Plant No. 3, located at Airline Road and Ben Jordan Street, recently were pressure-washed.

PHOTO #2: The water tanks at Water Pumping Plant No. 3, located at Airline Road and Ben Jordan Street, recently were dark-...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Starting Sept. 1, trash loads must be secured with tarps

Tarp or Ticket, Tarp your load or receive a fine

PHOTO: City of Victoria Environmental and Beautification coordinator Tiffany Koenig and Victoria County Precinct 1 Constable Gary Smejkal appear in a promotional image for the “Tarp or Ticket” campaign, which encourages residents to properly secure garbag...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: July 13, 2020

Community Appearance Division unveils new Welcome to Victoria sign

Councilman, mayor and Environmental Services director in front of "Welcome to Victoria" sign

PHOTO #1: From left, Councilman Rafael De La Garza III, City of Victoria Mayor Rawley McCoy and Environmental Services Director Darryl Lesak stand in front of the newly renovated “Welcome to Victoria” sign on Bloomington Highway.

PHOTO #2: The City of Vict...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: June 1, 2020

City selects Keep Victoria Beautiful board chair, officers

Shannon Longoria at Keep Victoria Beautiful house

PHOTO: Keep Victoria Beautiful board chair Shannon Longoria stands May 22 outside the headquarters of the City’s Keep Victoria Beautiful program at the historic Hiller House, 3003 N. Vine St.

The City of Victoria Environmental Services revived its Keep Vic...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: May 15, 2020

Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity provides breakfast to Solid Waste staff

Solid Waste group photo

Golden Crescent Habitat for Humanity provided breakfast to City of Victoria Solid Waste staff May 14 as a way of saying thank you for their hard work. Solid Waste staff has been working throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, including during the “Stay Home – S...

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2020 - Spotlight - Environmental Services
Posted on: August 3, 2021

Keep Victoria Beautiful to host citywide Fall Sweep

People in yellow safety vests in a parking lot gather trash grabbers and other supplies

PHOTO #1: Residents gather cleaning supplies July 17 at Lone Tree Creek Park at the start of a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful.

PHOTO #2: Residents pick up trash July 17 at Lone Tree Creek Park during a cleanup hosted by Keep Victoria Beautiful.

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